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James A. Garfield Historical Site, a national treasure in our own backyard
BY GREG GOTH
"I have lived in the area since February 2012 and have driven down Mentor Avenue many times
without really considering the majestic house that sits on the large lot at 8095 Mentor Ave. This is surprising because deep down I am a history buff; I have a picture of my 1 year old son at Gen Patton's grave and I once took my pregnant wife on a tour of the Verdun battlefield in France - that was not a good idea. That all changed when I was asked by Tim Shirer the Publisher of the Lake County Sentinel to accompany him on a tour of the President Garfield Historical Site to take pictures with him for an article. Click here for the whole story
Brown outlines legislation to update, repair Ohio bridges
(CLEVELAND, OH) — In front of Center Street Bridge today, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) outlined his Bridge Investment Act, which calls for significant investment in bridge repair projects. President Trump has called for $1 trillion in infrastructure spending, and in a recent New York Times interview noted that the nation’s bridges are in bad shape.
· Of the 28,284 bridges in Ohio, nearly 2,000 are classified as “structurally deficient” and more than 4,500 are classified as
“functionally obsolete.” The U.S. Department of Transportation estimates there is a $123 billion bridge repair backlog nationally, with $30 billion of bridge repair needs identified in Ohio. Click here for the whole story
Brown demonstrates Fentanyl detection device for law enforcement
(WASHINGTON, DC) – U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today met with the Ohio Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association to mark National Police Week. During the meeting, Brown arranged for the officers to receive a demonstration of the high-tech screening devices that local law enforcement would get under his Providing Officers with Electronic Resources (POWER) Act. Brown discussed his bipartisan bill, which would help Ohio law enforcement officers better detect fentanyl, protect themselves from accidental overdoses, and investigate drug crimes. Click here for the whole story